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Post Archives for November 2014

Life in the Georgian Court

29 Nov 2014
As you may have guessed, I have something of a passion for sharing tales of the Georgian era and for more than a year, that's... »

Star Wars Teaser Trailer

29 Nov 2014
We finally got our first glimpse of the new Star Wars movie, and it’s so much better than I had even hoped!   I’ve... »

CFP: Creative Conflict (Graduate Conference)

29 Nov 2014
The call for papers for the graduate conference entitled “Creative Conflict” (due 10 Dec, Boston, Massachusetts,... »

P.D. James, R.I.P.

29 Nov 2014
P.D. James died peacefully on Thursday, November 27. The Spectator posted this excerpt from her diary beginning with a discussion... »

Exhibition | Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

29 Nov 2014
Press release (21 October 2014) from The Met: Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection The Metropolitan... »
From: Enfilade

A return visit to the Zong Affair – a massacre on the high seas

29 Nov 2014
Because 29th November is the anniversary of one of the most shameful episodes in our maritime and commercial history I make... »

Latour (and Venturini) on ‘quali-qualitative’ digital methods

29 Nov 2014
Following on from his keynote appearance at DH2014, Bruno Latour has published a short (not peer reviewed) essay digital... »

Colloque : « Les Peintres et la Première Guerre mondiale : commandes, productions, collections) (Nanterre & Paris, 4-6 décembre 2014)

29 Nov 2014
En Grande-Bretagne, en France, et en Allemagne, pendant la Première Guerre mondiale et les années de l’immédiat après-guerre,... »

A Punch Bowl in Pennsylvania

29 Nov 2014
Last month the Museum of the American Revolution being built in Philadelphia shared news about archeology on its site, including... »
From: Boston 1775

Civilian Casualties in Drone Attacks

29 Nov 2014
Drone attacks by the United States have killed hundreds of civilians, according to a new study by the human-rights organization... »

Hello world! On the drowsy, wandering, somewhat lost feeling one gets after sending off a draft

29 Nov 2014
Day before yesterday, I sent the 4th draft of The Game of Hope (working title) to my editor at Penguin—3 days before... »

Dashed Off

29 Nov 2014
Various scattered notes; I am still almost a year behind on uploading these.per se (substance)per accidens-- simple---- material... »
From: Siris

Friday 29 November 1661

29 Nov 2014
I lay long in bed, till Sir Williams both sent me word that we were to wait upon the Duke of York to-day; and that they would... »
From: Pepys' Diary

A November Countdown

30 Nov 2014
To celebrate five hundred posts here at the Guide a few weeks ago, I put together a top five countdown of the most popular... »

Ride the Title Wave into the 17th century...Guest post by Christy Robinson

30 Nov 2014
I am pleased to re-post a blog entry written by Christy Robinson about recent 17th century novels. The post originally appeared... »

John Wirenius’s Phineas at Bay

30 Nov 2014
Donal McCann as Phineas near the close of Phineas Redux (1974-75 Pallisers 9:18, just before he is exonerated by the efforts... »

Conference: L’eredità di Carlo Fontana nell’architettura del tardo-barocco europeo

30 Nov 2014
Information on the conference entitled “L’eredità di Carlo Fontana nell’architettura del tardo-barocco europeo”... »

No Shade, No Shine

30 Nov 2014
Novemberby Thomas HoodNo sun - no moon!No morn - no noon -No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.No warmth, no cheerfulness,... »
From: Siris

Bookspotting: Jane Austen's First Love, Blog Tour and Giveaway

30 Nov 2014
I just want to direct the novel-consuming readers out there to the attention of a new Jane Austen inspired novel that may... »

Phase II of the Conservation of Thornhill’s Painted Hall Announced

30 Nov 2014
Restoration of the West Wall of the Painted Hall at Greenwich, included in Phase I of the conservation project, was completed... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade and Exchange

30 Nov 2014
Front and back of a pendant from Yemen made from a 1780 silver Maria Theresa thaler, 1950s. These coins were originally... »
From: Enfilade

Display | Visions of Rome: Lusieri and Labruzzi

30 Nov 2014
Giovanni Battista Lusieri, Panoramic View of Rome: Capitoline Hill to the Aventine Hill, ca. 1778–1779, watercolour, 55.2... »
From: Enfilade

Metadata for all the British Museum Satires: part four

30 Nov 2014
The project to do work with all the data in the Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires Preserved in the Department of... »

Colloque : Reformulations et réappropriations des paysages post-industriels (Paris, 1-2 dec. 2014)

30 Nov 2014
Les envers de l’obsolète: reformulations et réappropriations des paysages post-industriels Colloque organisé par Marion... »

What’s the going rate for selling your wife?

30 Nov 2014
Courtesy of the British Museum   When it all gets too much with your wife and  you can’t take any more, in the... »

Appel à communication : « Créer. Créateurs, créations, créatures au Moyen Âge » (Paris, juin 2015)

30 Nov 2014
Au commencement, Dieu créa le ciel et la terre. La terre était sans forme et vide, il n’y avait que ténèbres à... »

Digital Mapping of Stonehenge

30 Nov 2014
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project is conducting a massive digital mapping effort to construct an archaeological study... »

Bostonians from A to Z

30 Nov 2014
The Boston Athenaeum has done a service to local historians by digitizing its collection of town directories, which includes... »
From: Boston 1775

Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

30 Nov 2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many... »

Thanksgiving Colors

30 Nov 2014
We spent Thanksgiving up in my hometown of York Harbor, Maine, which is only about an hour north of Salem. When we arrived... »

Benedict Hawkins (Sister Barbara Benedict): 1586 – 1661

30 Nov 2014
The parish register of Boughton-under-Blean, Kent, for the year 1586 includes the following entry: The 31th of Julye was... »

Advertise in December!

30 Nov 2014
Do you have a costume-related business that needs a boost over this holiday season? Why not try an advert here on the American... »

The ‘Eggs’ Affair’: Egg Donation in 21st Century Israel

30 Nov 2014
The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to... »

Gods and Monsters: Historicizing Ritual, Public Memory, and the Religious Imagination

30 Nov 2014
What: Gods and Monsters: Historicizing Ritual, Public Memory, and the Religious Imagination Where: San Francisco State... »

History of Women’s Health Conference, USA, April 2015

30 Nov 2014
What: History of Women’s Health conference Where: The PennsylvaniaHospital, Philadelphia When: 29 April 2015 Deadline... »

Sunday Short Takes

30 Nov 2014
Wax figures of Henry VIII and his wives up for auction. Photo: BBC. Sorry for the lack of news round-ups this month, I’ve... »

Review: Merchant Adventurers by James Evans

30 Nov 2014
This review appears in the current December/January issue of  Management Today. The recent media coverage of the discovery... »
From: Mathew Lyons

‘the size of it all carries us along’ – a new kind of literary history?

30 Nov 2014
HCAS SYMPOSIUM: BIG DATA APPROACHES TO INTELLECTUAL AND LINGUISTIC HISTORY 1–2 DECEMBER 2014 Helsinki      http://www.helsinki.fi/collegium/events/big-data/ references... »

Knit Dutch Bed Cap 18th Century.

30 Nov 2014
http://whitakerauction.smugmug.com/Fall-2014/Textiles-Linen-Lace/ID-44-366-KNIT-BED-CAP-18th-C/i-hmQfGDb »

Lecture: Chi era Bramante? (Lecture by Howard Burns)

30 Nov 2014
Information on the lecture by Howard Burns entitled “Chi era Bramante?” (3 Dec, Milan, Italy) is available here... »

Saturday 30 November 1661

30 Nov 2014
In the morning to the Temple, Mr. Philips and Dr. Williams about my several law matters, and so to the Wardrobe to dinner,... »
From: Pepys' Diary

Bringing “Sunny Now & Then” to light—the mystery of the writing process

30 Nov 2014
I just made a risky move! I’ve offered the first chapter of Sunny Now & Then—an unpublished novel I wrote... »

Evolution of a Book Cover--A Guest Post by Sam Thomas

30 Nov 2014
I am excited that Sam Thomas, author of The Midwife Mysteries, was able to join me on my blog to discuss the evolution... »

For the Love of History: My Take on Ancestor Worship and Celebrating 17th C...

30 Nov 2014
For the Love of History: My Take on Ancestor Worship and Celebrating 17th C...:       This particular... »

Facing the Frontier: Cultural Difference, Sovereignty, and Expansion in the Early Modern World – Call For Papers

1 Dec 2014
Facing the Frontier: Cultural Difference, Sovereignty, and Expansion in the Early Modern World Durham University, Institute... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love

1 Dec 2014
I have recently finished Peter Hobday's 2004 book, The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love. The book was a wonderful surprise... »

Homilies

1 Dec 2014
Due to a late start today I ended up attending church at a parish other than my usual one. A very significant portion of... »
From: Siris

ANZAMEMS PATS 2014 Report: Political Ideas in Medieval Texts

1 Dec 2014
Dear members, Amanda McVitty (Massey University), one of the postgrads who attended the recent ANZAMEMS PATS seminar on Political... »
From: ANZAMEMS Inc

Kant’s Campaign against the Synthesis of Empiricism and Rationalism

1 Dec 2014
This is a guest post by Timmy de Goeij. Timmy is part of a research project “Thinking classified – Structuring the world... »
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